GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising China Air Pollution Statistics in 2024

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"Over half of China’s 3.3 million square kilometers of urban land exceeds air pollution limits."

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"China’s coal-burning contributes to more than 50% of its fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution."

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"Exposure to high air pollution levels can reduce the Chinese population's life expectancy by more than 3 years."

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"The reduction of air pollution levels in China could save about 300,000 lives per year by 2030."

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"In 2020, China accounted for 27% of the world's CO2 emissions."

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"Air pollution in China contributes to over 1 million premature deaths every year."

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"In 2015, China's Air Quality Action Plan decreased PM2.5 levels in Beijing by 35%."

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"China’s usage of renewable energy sources has increased by 20% since the implementation of stronger air quality regulations."

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"In 2013, China started implementing a National Action Plan on Air Pollution aiming to cut emissions and improve air quality."

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"On average, air pollution costs China 6.5% of its GDP annually due to health-related costs and premature deaths."

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"China is home to 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities."

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"The city of Beijing has an average PM2.5 concentration of about 85 μg/m3, compared to the WHO guideline of 10 μg/m3."

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"The air quality index in Beijing occasionally reaches levels exceeding 500, which is considered off the charts hazardous."

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"China’s air pollution measurements are usually 10 times higher than what is considered safe by the World Health Organization."

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"The Chinese government has invested over $300 billion to combat air pollution."

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"Air pollution-related illnesses cost the Chinese healthcare system up to $38 billion annually."

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"Industrial emissions and vehicle exhaust contribute to about 85% of air pollution in China."

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"Over 80% of China's urban population is exposed to “unhealthy” air quality levels."

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"Vehicle emissions account for almost 31% of air pollution in Chinese cities."

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"Air pollution levels in northern China are about six times higher than those in southern China."

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